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Patrick AFB/Cape Canaveral AFS Hurricane Informaton

This page provides current information and relevant links in the event that Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the people assigned could be affected by a hurricane.  The information is intended to assist people in preparing for a hurricane striking the local area. The inclement weather phone line is 321-494-4636/DSN: 854-4636.
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HURCON 5:
General Hurricane Season, June 1 to  Nov. 30

HURCON 4:
Hurricane Condition 4 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a storm with 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 96 hours. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations.

HURCON 3:
Hurricane Condition 3 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a storm with 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 72 hours. Stock up emergency supplies. Copy important papers and phone numbers; store in storm-proof place. Individuals evacuating should decide now where to go. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations.

HURCON 2:
Hurricane Condition 2 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a storm with 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 48 hours. Bring in lawn furniture, trash cans, potted plants and other loose objects. Individuals planning to evacuate should know the route they will take and consider leaving before an evacuation order is issued.

HURCON 1:
Hurricane Condition 1 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a storm with 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 24 hours. If necessary, evacuation orders should be followed. Once storm is within 12 hours, turn refrigerator and freezer to their highest setting; freeze water in jugs. Fill sinks and tubs with water for bathing and sanitary purposes. Residents on high ground away from beaches should consider riding out the storm. All preparations should be complete. Remain indoors if riding out the storm. Listen constantly to storm reports and board windows and glass doors.

HURCON 1E:
Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 m.p.h. are occurring and other dangerous condition associated with the storm are present. All outside activity is strictly prohibited.

HURCON 1R:
Indicates life-threatening storm hazards have passed but damage may persist and only emergency responders and damage assessment personnel are released to move about.

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